A writer, photographer and journalist, David Scribner served for 10 years as editor of The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, prior to which he was editor of The Middletown (Conn.) Press. Most recently, he spent four years as news editor of The Berkshire Record. His essays have appeared in Yankee magazine, Vermont Life and other publications, his reviews in the Pacific Sun, and his photographs at the International Center for Photography in New York City. His short stories have been published in literary magazines, and his play, “Invasive Species,” was premiered at New Stage Performing Arts in Pittsfield under the direction of Nicki Wilson.
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Friday, 18 Jul 2014 - 'This is absolutely a good idea. It's a massive investment in infrastructure, and it will be significant for the Berkshire economy.' -- State Sen. Benjamin Downing
Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 - 'The Theatre of Freedom' is a radical theatrical experiment in community, vulnerability and the meaning of freedom.
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 - 'Our contractor, JH Maxymillian, is planning on installing construction signs next week, and could begin work during the week of July 14.' -- DOT Spokesperson Michael Verseckes
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 - 'I am very concerned about the dangers of making any more long-term investments in natural gas infrastructure. Pipeline proposals, including the Kinder Morgan pipeline, create safety concerns in the communities they pass through.' --Democratic Gubernatorial candidate, Donald Berwick
Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 - A sample of storm damage: car crushed by tree in front of Congregational Church; utility poles down on Pleasant Street.
Friday, 27 Jun 2014 - Elitzer said he found his first Ride$hare expedition “an adventure. It’s a blast. And a lot of fun. You meet so many people.”
Friday, 27 Jun 2014 - Work on the Main Street Reconstruction is to begin in this summer, starting at Cottage Street, and conclude in the spring of 2016, but won't proceed within the downtown core, from Bridge to Elm streets, during July and August.
Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 - "Stockbridge is a model, small New England town, and we’ve maintained its character for 250 years. The intent of bylaws is to save these properties, but we don't want to be creating a Club Med North.” -- Stockbridge Planning Board member Eugene Talbot
Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 - We believe that the Ride$hare concept – if widely adopted – could have important public benefits, including reducing gasoline consumption and air pollution, expanding the employment radius for job-seekers, and fostering a sense of civic connectedness. -- Great Barrington Selectboard resolution
Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 - We are not professional developers. We’re the leading edge of a community movement to get this done and to make this happen at the fairgrounds. -- Janet Elsbach, co-proprietor of the Great Barrington Fair Ground
Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 - The terms of the repayment of the $640,000 may be able to be renegotiated, but not the amount to be repaid. -- Great Barrington Selectboard Vice Chairman Sean Stanton
Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 - What happens when a group of strangers living in a Vermont village sign up for drama class? During the 6-week course, what starts as ridiculous and at times seemingly pointless acting exercises turn into something entirely different.
Pooja Ru Prema’s ‘Endure’ in the Green River: A unique recreation of a 10,000-year-old Indian art form
Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 - "Endure" portrays the story of a man and a woman falling in love, and then out of love. In the piece are the extreme archetypes of the masculine and the feminine.
Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 - I believe the high school renovation is a good project, and anything I can do to improve the money situation I will do." -- Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Deborah Phillips
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - You could call this spontaneous car pooling. I think this could go viral.” --Chip Elitzer to the Great Barrington Selectboard
Friday, 23 May 2014 - “You have to ask ‘What’s the risk?’ in taking this proposal to the voters. There are attitudes out there.” -- School Building Subcommittee Chair Richard Coons.
Friday, 23 May 2014 - “It appears to me that they’ve stacked the numbers to make it look as rebuilding the school or simply repairing it would cost the same." -- Finance Committee Chairman Sharon Gregory
Friday, 23 May 2014 - We’re collecting performances about those things we don’t want to talk about, varying from the serious to the funny, like sex, death and politics." -- Pooja Ru Prema
Thursday, 22 May 2014 - Among the 25 artists whose work will be on display are Morgan Bulkeley, Jarvis Rockwell, Joan Griswold, Warner Friedman, Janet Rickus, Peggy Reeves, and John Lawson.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - In a three-way race, incumbent Stephen A. Shatz easily won a second term to the Board the Selectmen, outpacing his nearest opponent by 99 votes.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - For a taste of the old-fashioned, genuine Greenwich Village coffeehouse scene, with extraordinary performers to go along with their home-roasted coffees, it’s hard to beat No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - Candidates representing support for the policies and direction of the Select Board and Town Manager prevailed over challengers who portrayed Great Barrington as in crisis, proclaiming the town needed “to be taken back.”
Monday, 12 May 2014 - "I am very confident that we will be able to stand here sometime in the future, and find that Castle Street has been transformed by this restoration." -- Castle Street LLC owner Tom Borshoff
Wednesday, 7 May 2014 - "The vote on the the regional school budget is about an investment in the future, not a witch hunt." -- Finance Committee member Leigh Davis
Sunday, 4 May 2014 - Simmering anger over the seeming indifference of local town and school officials, combined with resentment toward newcomers and the local friends of the newcomers, are at the heart of local elections this May.
Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 - If Kirt Mayland’s Housatonic Solar Project achieves its objectives, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, and the town of Great Barrington would all become the beneficiaries, with significant savings on the cost of electricity.
Monday, 28 Apr 2014 - This is completely thrilling for an actor – and completely terrifying. You leap from one character to another – and you have to land full blown for each one. -- Daniel Osman, of his 39 roles in 'Fully Committed.'
Friday, 25 Apr 2014 - "I believe the district’s operating expenses can be reduced without affecting the curriculum." -- Finance Committee Chairman Sharon Gregory
Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 - “We have to eat lunches, and we want to have a healthy lifestyle, but it’s difficult at school where there haven't been healthy food options,” explained Quinn Abrams, a junior from Great Barrington. “Until now.”
Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 - 'The whole immigration system at the federal level is so, so broken.' -- State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield